You Are So Needed

Why would you ever stay small?

Or crawl into your cave to stay away?


Your voice holds a formula, a song,

we have never heard before.


Don’t hold back what is uniquely yours–

don’t tarnish or devalue your craft.


You are everything needed

to flourish in the space which you’re a part of.


So please, don’t evade. You are

more than qualified to simply be yourself.

After the 14th

Something inside me broke–

and it’s been a gathering of shards and scraps since.

I’ve been holding the pieces in my arms

asking God for it to be fixed.

But maybe the fragments of glass are just sand

and they’re meant to blow away with the wind.

Perhaps what was broken was intentionally finished

so I may receive what God wants to give.